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CBS
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
of maryland jobs are on the line with massive budget cuts looming in washington. president obama is appealing to congress to stop the automatic cuts. >> reporter: there is no question that here at the white house the new cycle has been about budget cuts. at the white house the president and senior staff continued to warn congress if action is not take on the country is in danger of having to furlough thousands of government employees. the ball is clearly in their court. >> what i say, there is no reason they should be furloughed or lose their job or be laid off. this is a problem congress can solve. these automatic spending cuts put into place in 2011, were designed to get congress to actually avoid them by coming together with more sensible approaches to deficit reduction. >> reporter: this will likely be a close one. >> i don't know why it is in this town folks leave stuff until the last minute. there is no other profession, no other industry, where people wait until the 11th hour to solve these big problems. obviously it creates uncertain
PBS
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
year. and last month, 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, who had just performed during president obama's inauguration festivities in washington, was shot dead about a mile from the first family's chicago home. first lady michelle obama attended her funeral last weekend, and the president highlighted her death in his appeal for new gun laws in tuesday's state of the union address. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo, are in this chamber tonight, along with more than two dozen americans whose lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. ( applause ) they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote. >> warner: echoes of the mass shootings in newtown also hung over a morning ceremony at the white house today, as mr. obama awarded presidential citizens medals. six of the 18 recipients were educators who died trying to protect students at sandy hook elementary school. to help put this in focus, we are joined by lynn sweet. she's a columnist and washington bureau chief for the "chicago sun-times," and has covered the windy city for
FOX
Feb 15, 2013 10:00pm EST
in washington from president obama's state of the union address to gop lawmakers blocking chuck hagel's nomination for secretary of defense. earlier today i talked to chris wallace about how he thinks the hagel nomination will play out. >> i think most republicans don't want to block the nomination. they wanted to use the leverage to get some more information from the white house, especially on the benghazi terror attack. they feel that the administration has not leveled with them and a lot of questions they have they hope to use the leverage to get that information. they come back a week from tuesday and the expectation is that if, if they get the answers to the questions they have that they will stop their filibuster, which is in effect what it is, and allow the nomination to go through. i think it would be a surprise unless some very damaging information comes out between now and then, i think both sides expect the hagel nomination to go through. >> let me ask you it seems like president obama came out in the state of a union and had somewhat of a conciliatory tone and seemed to ha
FOX News
Feb 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
senator. chief congressial senator mike emanuel reports. >> as washington fights over scheduled spending cuts the obama administration launched a 100-city connecting community tour. beaverton, oregon, was the first stop on february 14. representatives of the white house, department of labor, epa, transportation, and hud were sent to promote federal aid in spending. oklahoma senator tom coburn is urging the administration to cap sell the tour when much is made about the impact of sequestration. in this letter sent thursday to the white house office of management and budget, he wrote it is somewhat surprising therefore for the white house to be headlining a 100 city government spending tour. >> we asked for how many people are going on the tour, what is it going to cost, what are the cities and why are we doing this? this is not for political means to exer bait the effects of the sequester. >> and coburn points out that beaverton have been adept at obtaining federal funds, receiving $2 million in grant and assistance since 2011. at the white house, the press secretary didn't have many deta
MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 9:00am PST
peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. >> reporter: meantime in washington, president obama plans to speak with congress this weekend to avert another crisis. but both sides are ramping up the blame game. listen to what the president said about the looming sequester during a press conference yesterday. >> i never think that anything's inevitable. we always have the opportunity to make the right decisions. my hope is is that we can see a different course taken by congress. this should be a no-brainer. >> reporter: solutions the president is confident will work. but unless he can cut a deal with congress, alex, we could see drastic changes kick in this time next week. >> all right, michelle frandsze thank you for that. >> joining me now with reaction republican congresswoman marcia blackburn. representative blackburn, nice to have you back to the show. >> good to be with you, laenale >> the president says this is a no-brainer and says the congress can stop the sequester at any time. how do you respond to that? >> well, i find it all very interesting. because we didn't ha
MSNBC
Feb 20, 2013 8:00am PST
to hear it and embrace the leadership. >> the "washington post" ruth marcus calls this obama's marriage equality test in a new op-ed she penned saying a president who speaks so eloquently cannot allow his administration to remain silent before the court where words are translated into reality. so should minority rights be put up to statewide vote for majorities to vote on marriage equality? the president basically said in the interview with robin roberts, that's the way he supports this, that states can figure this out. >> what the president said correctly is that the states are wrestling with this and we're seeing progress in the states, whether it be new york or iowa or four states last november. at the same time, we all have a constitution that guarantees us all protections and responsibilities and rights under the law. if every time somebody wanted their freedom to be respected, freedom of speech, freedom to marry, they had to but it up to a vote, it wouldn't be a right, it would be a vote. that's not the way america is supposed to work. >> republicans have realized to win elections
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm PST
of the story coming up later, barbara. thanks very much into here in washington, president obama is doing an end around the national press today. he's taking questions from local tv stations, blaming congress for doing nothing to avoid these forced spending cuts scheduled to take effect in just nine days. so what kind of cuts is the president willing to take? jim acosta confronted the white house press secretary today with that question. jim is joining us now. how did it go? >> reporter: wolf, here we go again. the white house and congress move one day closer to the massive forced spending cuts that go into effect at the end of next week. and even though they both agree it's a problem, they are both busy blaming each other to fix it. the white house sounding the alarm. poor children will be tossed out of classrooms, health services will be slashed, border security will be compromised and the economy will take a hit if forced budgets cuts begin to happen on march 1st and the obama administration says republicans will be to blame. >> the pleas that the republicans are making are throw these
NBC
Feb 21, 2013 4:00am PST
? >> tracie potts live in washington. thank you so much. >>> tea party activists are blasting governor rick scott of florida for changing his mind on medicaid expansion. governor scott now says he will support using president obama's affordable health care act to provide medical coverage for floridians. he opposed obama care as a, quote, job killer. scott now calls it common sense but florida lawmakers will make the final decision. >>> time now for the national weather forecast, and bill karins is here. >> we showed you the radar, very impressive in kansas. one of the biggest snowstorms they have seen for wichita, kansas city and topeka, kansas. this is kind of the next 24 hours. the timeline, if you have travel for family or friends, the worst of it in northern oklahoma, missouri, kansas, nebraska, iowa and eventually tonight into illinois and chicago. but for them, just a glancing blow, not as much. the highest snowfall totals will be in the pink shading here. 6 to 12 inches is a pretty wide swath of 6 to 12 inches of snow. the little area near i-35 north of wichita and kansas city, possi
CSPAN
Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
of "the washington times" this morning. "gop is resisting obama rusher on tax increase." host: that is the front-page lead,, and at the end of the story is this. "the senate next week will consider competing democratic and republican proposals to stop the automatic cuts. the democratic plan would institute a 30% minimum tax rate on incomes over $1 million, cut farm subsidies and institute military cuts delayed until most us troops have returned from afghanistan. neither plan is expected to win the 60 votes needed to overcome a filibuster. instead, attention will shift to the next deadline, arch 27, when financing for the government runs out. the house bill would retain financing at pre-sequester levels, one $.043 trillion -- $ 1.0 43 trillion. senate democratic leaders have yet to decide whether they will go along or force another showdown on the automatic cuts with the government shutdown in the balance. but aides warned they will only do that if public opinion shifts overwhelmingly to their side. so far they say the public may say it sides with democrats, but there is little
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 4:00am PST
hikes. danielle nottingham reports. >> reporter: president obama called in police and firefighters to help him talk republicans oust letting the budget cuts take effect. the automatic cuts known in washington as the sequester kick in march 1st. they were designed to be so severe they'd force lawmakers to reach a budget deal, but they haven't yet, and now the president is pushing a short-temp fix to allow more time to reach a compromise. >> there's a smarter way to do this, to reduce our deficits without harming our economy. but congress has to act. >> reporter: the white house wants a plan with smaller spending cuts and more tax revenues. republicans say the government is already too bloated and higher taxes should not be part of this equation. the budget expert says the automatic cuts will hurt the economy, even though most government agencies should be able to weather them. >> most organizations can manage a cut of 5%, 7% in their budget without long-term harm. i don't mean it won't be painful. it will be. >> reporter: allen simpson and erskine bowls who
MSNBC
Feb 18, 2013 2:00pm PST
matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this big one. is barack obama going for it? is he suddenly becoming one of the great presidents in history? i'm not talking about mt. rushmore but perhaps the level right below it. i'm talking, to use his word, transformational. and is he using the country's historic demographic shift to do it? can he combine the new american power of hispanics and other minorities with the immediate aspirations of women to lob himself into the highest level of presidential greatness? can he bring on an era of democratic, even liberal dominance, for years to come? this is what his adversaries fear. they look at his working of the gun safety crusade, his positioning on immigration reform, his distancing himself from the triumphing over -- even triumphing over the hard often bizarre right wing of this country to do it. are they on to something? could this president be the president of our time? tonight we examine on president's day just where barack obama intends to go. where he intends to be once he, too, joins the pages of history and the lists of am
MSNBC
Feb 16, 2013 9:00am PST
says none of its millions of users' information was compromised. >>> president obama is working on his golf game this weekend in florida. the president will be getting a lesson from butch harman. the president returns to washington monday. the presidents day holiday. >>> to alabama now and two big new items on that carnival cruise ship nightmare. new video from inside that ship. we'll check out these pictures shot by a passenger showing folks sleeping on the ship's deck and standing in a long line for food. meantime, a woman from texas wasted no time at all filing a lawsuit against the cruise line over these types of conditions. for more on all this, let's go to nbc's mark potter who's in mobile, alabama. what are you learning about this lawsuit? >> reporter: we're at a hotel where crew members from the "triumph" are staying with that ship in port. as to the lawsuit, it has filed in miami, the first lawsuit in this case. and we can likely expect more to come. meantime, the official investigation as to what happened out there at sea has also begun. the lawsuit appeared the day after the
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> move over president obama, the doctor is in the house. >> people are not used to hearing things that make sense coming out of washington. so somebody actually gets up and says something that makes sense. and it's like -- people start hyperventilating. >> reporter: dr. carson rose to fame as one of the world's top neurosurgeons. but now he's concerned about political gridlock in washington. >> the best thing that they can possibly do is stop try to interfere with everybody's life. >> reporter: dr. carson favors repealing the complicated tax code, with a flat tax. >> it's not fair to sit around and say, well, you're doing exceptionally well, so we need to hit you extra hard. that's not fair. what's fair is the way that god did it. you make $10. you pay $1. you make $10 billion, you pay a billion. >> reporter: these have many calling on the independent to run for office. >> that calling to me has to come from god. i never rule anything out. because i recognize that i am not totally in control. >> reporter: adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> d
Current
Feb 21, 2013 3:00am PST
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MSNBC
Feb 23, 2013 11:00am PST
advocates now prefer to use. >> the washington with post, lynn sweet from "the chicago sun-times," thanks to you both. >> thank you. >>> first lady obama? her element last night and we'll dig into how the first lady's second term in the white house might look more political than the first. >>> first, this wasn't the guy that they were expecting. leon panetta is in europe today representing the u.s. as secretary of defense in the meeting of world leaders. chuck hagel was supposed to be there and we'll let you know how the congressional haggling is playing out on the world stage. you're watching msnbc, the place for politics. [ female announcer ] total effects user kim scott still looks amazing. but with kids growing up fast, fighting seven signs of aging gets harder. introducing total effects moisturizer plus serum. for the ninety-two practices, two proms, and one driving test yet to come. she'll need our most concentrated total effects ever. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if y
CBS
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
. >> there's no reason they should be furloughed, lose their job or be laid off. >> president obama is trying to pin the blame for this last minute budget crisis on congress and with both chambers on recess this week he has the stage in washington all to himself. >> i'm hoping that while they're back home they're hearing it so when they get back they do some work and we can avoid these automatic spending cuts. >> congressmen back home may not be getting the earful the president is hoping for. a substantial 40% would let the cuts happen. some on capitol hill agree with the 40%. >> not only should the sequester stand many say the sequester is far short. >> if the cuts kick in that same poll shows more people will blame republicans and congress than the president. >> some economic projections say the sequester would cut half a percentage point off economic growth and add a quarter point to the unemployment rate. >>> the investigation continues this morning into the case of a former john hopkins gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped his patients during exams and who committed suic
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 9:00am PST
heard, senator patrick leahy said, this is now in the hands of president obama. how he would take this group's recommendations once they return to washington. >> patrick, briefly, tell us about this. what some call the alan gross situation. it's been behind the scenes at least a little bit of a thawing in relations between the u.s. and cuba. how damaging is this? >> it's incredibly damaging because on one side, cuba is saying there are five cuban intelligence agents they would like to see returned. they would consider to be heroes, and the u.s. would consider them to be spies tried by prosecutors in miami. when you hear patrick leahy saying alan gross isn't a spy, what he's really saying is what the state department said all along. there won't be a swap. these are two different situations. the cubans obviously feel very, very differently. they've been pressuring the u.s. ever since last year to sit and talk and potentially discuss a swap between what they call their prisoners and the one that's still here in havana. i should add that patrick leahy and another congressman were able
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
. the obama administration plans to tell china's new leader in the coming weeks the volume and sow face indication of these attack -- sophistication of these attacks have become so intense, they threaten the fundamental relationship between washington and beijing. >>> in the meantime two u.s. major companies are reporting they've been the target of hacking. apple says its commuters were affected by malicious software, similar to an attack facebook announced last week. the attacks took advantage in the flaws in the java plug-in for web browsers and someone hacked into the jeeb twitter. and for most people it's not a matter of if they have their identity stolen but when according to identity theft 911. so there are important steps you need to take to minimized damage if this is going to happen you to. for example, obviously be incredibly careful when deciding to click on a link and so important, limit the amount of sensitive data you're storing on your computer. there's no reason to have your social security number on your computer. essentially that's like giving a hacker to the keys to y
CSPAN
Feb 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
the kind of delay and disruption that stance on the horizon in washington. the exciting new trade negotiation that president obama announced last week between the united states and the european union will create the world's biggest bilateral deal with it comes to fruition, a trans- atlantic partnership that will match the scope and ambition of our trans-pacific partnership talks. but our work is far from over. seven of the 10 fastest-growing countries are on the african continent. and china understanding that, is already investing more than we do there. four of the five biggest oil and gas natural discoveries happened off the coast of mozambique last year. developing economies are the epicenters of brokers and their open for business. and the united states needs to be at that table it. if we want a new list of assistance graduates, countries that used to receive aid from us, we cannot shy away from telling this story to the american people, to your members of congress, and to the world. let me emphasize, jobs and trade are not the whole story and nor should they be. the good work
CNN
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
security and medicare, the third rails of washington's attempts to tame the deficit. touch them and you get burned! former senator alan simpson one half of the dynamic debt duo simpson bowls, he says if president obama doesn't deal with entitlements his legacy is on the line. >> he knows what to do and if he doesn't get a handle on the entitlements and the solvency of social security, he will have a failed presidency. >> so quit asking for tax increases and do something about entitlements. question, is there an appetite though for cuts to social security and medicare? john? >> it's not even a question of appetite, carol. it's a question of need. the reality is that to keep these programs solvent, keep them strong there needs to be reform and you can do it without painful cuts but adjusting the cost curve. both parties involved in the poll tingz of mediscare to demagogue the issue and president obama needs to lead more effectively if he's going to leave the country in better shape than he found it with regard to long-term deficit and debt. >> rob? >> yes, i think the only thing this presiden
PBS
Feb 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
,000 in campaign funds on personal items. the illinois democrat appeared in a federal district court in washington. he had resigned from congress last november, after being treated for bi-polar disorder. jackson will be sentenced in late june. his wife sandra also pleaded guilty today, to committing tax fraud. the obama administration is launching a new strategy to fight cyber theft. the plan announced today includes a diplomatic effort to discourage intellectual property theft abroad. it also calls for better coordination to help u.s. companies protect themselves. at a washington briefing, attorney general eric holder said the damage done by economic espionage is growing. >> the stakes have never really been higher. in some industries, a single trade secret can be worth millions or even billions of dollars. trade secret theft can require companies to lay off employees, close factories, to lose sales and profits, to experience a decline in competitive position and advantage or even to go out of business. >> sreenivasan: the announcement came on the heels of a report by a virginia cyber-security fi
Current
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am PST
washington democrats new found concern about the president's sequester -- he's clever how he keeps calling it -- [ ♪ hypnotic ♪ ] >> obama quester. >> stephanie: social media boys and i came up with that over bourbon. >> and you can tell! >> obama quester. >> stephanie: rolls off the tongue. words alone won't avert it. replacing the president's sequester. there it is again in the second sentence. >> obama quester. hashtag. do you see the hashtag first or after? >> stephanie: i'm doing boner. >> but you probably didn't know either. [ laughter ] >> stephanie: i was mocking him for something -- is this where we break or no? >> yes. good lord. >> stephanie: replace the president's sequester will require a plan to cut spending to put us back on the path to a budget to keep the first responders on the job. what is the president willing to cut. it is his basic i know you are but what am i? obama's position is the more popular one. ran on it, won on it. fyi. the revenues he and senate democrats are proposing to turn off the sequester for a year requires millionaires to end tax loopholes and ar
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